Inside the Thrune Visitors’ Center at Norskedalen, there are two museum galleries that can be found. Begin your visit with “The Immigration Story.” This exhibit describes the immigrant experience of leaving Norway and settling in Coon Valley, Wisconsin while featuring artifacts that were brought from Norway to items they used to build their homes and their economies. Finish exploring our museum with our gallery that primarily focuses on the importance of folk art and music to Norwegian immigrants and their descendants. 

The displays in the Thrune Visitors’ Center were made possible with the support of the Wisconsin Humanities Council and Stifel Nicolaus.


Amongst the historic buildings at Norskedalen’s Thrunegaarden is the Skumsrud-Thrune Museum. In your first steps, you are on your way to learning about one of the first Norwegian families to settle Coon Valley, Wisconsin – the Skumsruds. The museum highlights their relationship with the Native Americans and their dedication to the folk arts as the farm is passed down through generations.

Norskedalen’s Thrunegaarden is only open by appointment. Please contact us for details.